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Light For Low Tech 75 Gallon - Help Please

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ElGecko, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. ElGecko

    ElGecko New Member

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    Hello all, thanks in advance for the sharing of expertise. I’m a plant newbie and looking to have my plants succeed in a standard 75 gallon low-tech setup.

    I inherited a Fluval Aquasky LED (specs and estimated calcs attached). Is this enough for low-mid light plants?

    Do I need to upgrade to Fluval Plant LED 3.0, or is this overkill?

    Thank you for your thoughts![​IMG][​IMG]



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    Think # of bulbs should be 84 & watts per bulb .4
    The resulting calculation is about the same.
    17PAR is definitely low light.

    What do you intend to grow?
     
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    Here is the desired list:

    Monte Carlo
    Staurogyne repens
    Corkscrew vallisneria
    Italian vallisneria
    Anacharis
    Moneywart
    Dwarf Sag
    Wisteria
    Anubias
    Java Fern

    Stayed mostly in the low-medium category. Question is whether I’m too low with the Aquasky?

    If I upgrade to the Fluval 3.0 Plant LED, will I now be at too much light for low tech (no Co2)?


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    Monte carlo & s.repens I would question.
    The rest should be no issues.

    Would think 30PAR could get away without CO2.
     
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    I agree that the Monte and S. repens may have a tough time at 17 par, but worth trying. All others should do fine. Good substrate will help plants as much as good light will.


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